A comparison of the genetic basis of wing size divergence in three parallel body size clines of Drosophila melanogaster.

@article{Gilchrist1999ACO,
  title={A comparison of the genetic basis of wing size divergence in three parallel body size clines of Drosophila melanogaster.},
  author={Anthony Stuart Gilchrist and Linda Partridge},
  journal={Genetics},
  year={1999},
  volume={153 4},
  pages={1775-87}
}
Body size clines in Drosophila melanogaster have been documented in both Australia and South America, and may exist in Southern Africa. We crossed flies from the northern and southern ends of each of these clines to produce F(1), F(2), and first backcross generations. Our analysis of generation means for wing area and wing length produced estimates of the additive, dominance, epistatic, and maternal effects underlying divergence within each cline. For both females and males of all three clines… CONTINUE READING